Putin Recognizes Donbass Republics, Sends Russian Military to 'Denazify' Ukraine

Avala

The Living Force
This is a hot topic today in Poland (at least on my Twitter feed):


According to Wikipedia, Poland has 1009 tanks:


So basically, without even losing any battle, 23% of Polish Army tank stock is gone... Wow!:dance:
This is nice. US and Germany helps Russia should they choose to denazify Poland . . . . Poland doesnt remember 1930s . . .
 

lilies

The Living Force
This is what the West and 'Deep State'-types absolutely hate to see: Life returning to the lands of The People.
Graham Phillips' excellent report on restoration of Mariupol.

Mariupol is BACK !!!!!


I think, there is a future possibility that when the highly oppressed Western Europe will see the videos about the Ukraine Restoration Project, how Russians help to rebuild Ukraine, and the Europeans see cheap gas, cheap oil, cheap electricity and high quality of life there, East of them, finally they will question WTH is going on at home?
Western EU always enjoyed a highest quality life & superb infrastructure, excellent hospitals, multiple cars, big houses, pools, their own "German Dukedoms".. I think they will compare their collapsed state and say sadly:
- Look at us now..
I think there is a chance this clear dichotomy - as people see on videos from Ukraine, how the East prospers, while they - the formerly Rich West - dwindles, maybe it will start a French Revolution v2.0 across the Euroc-Rat ruled EU.
 
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This is what the West and 'Deep State'-types absolutely hate to see: Life returning to the lands of The People.
Graham Phillips' excellent report on restoration of Mariupol.

Mariupol is BACK !!!!!


I think, there is a future possibility that when the highly oppressed Western Europe will see the videos about the Ukraine Restoration Project, how Russians help to rebuild Ukraine, and the Europeans see cheap gas, cheap oil, cheap electricity and high quality of life there, East of them, finally they will question WTH is going on at home?
Western EU always enjoyed a highest quality life & superb infrastructure, excellent hospitals, multiple cars, big houses, pools, their own "German Dukedoms".. I think they will compare their collapsed state and say sadly:
- Look at us now..
I think there is a chance this clear dichotomy - as people see on videos from Ukraine, how the East prospers, while they - the formerly Rich West - dwindles, maybe it will start a French Revolution v2.0 across the Euroc-Rat ruled EU.
Tears of relief to see this! A government caring for people, for their city. This is the alternative to government colluding with pandemic attacks, ignoring citizens' increasing struggles, encouraging hatred. Wow! Thank you lilies for this video.
 

Laurentien2

The Living Force
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MOLDOVA GOES FULL ZELENSKY: SANDU INVITES NATION’S DESTRUCTION!​

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Written by Brett Redmayne-Titley in Chisinau, Moldova.
I am sitting in the brilliant mental sunshine of Chisinau’s Central Park. All around me couples stroll at a very casual pace, hand in hand, arm in arm. Art vendors display excellent examples of their local crafts as do many other local merchants who sit alongside the pristine pathways criss-crossing the park under the ever-expanding canopy of leaves swaying in today’s Springtime sunshine. Moldova, as revealed in Part Four, is a land that has not yet had its future torn out from under its people by the barbarities of US-inspired war and EU capitalism, one IMF debt payment at a time.
Yet.
Reclining further into the warmth of the day, I enjoy a series of violin concertos performed by young budding virtuosos on the modest stage just uphill from the flowering rose gardens that bloom just beyond the huge dome of the lovely Nativity Church at the park’s centre. Unlike Britain and Wales which have recently used their national orchestras as propaganda tools that have dutifully banned the music of all classical Russian composers, the announcer now informs the crowd that the next piece of music will be of Russian origin. The crowd immediately applauds this news, embracing art and music for its own sake; not as a demonization of their nation’s brothers, sisters and families who also lounge about the palatial grounds- be they Russian or Moldovan- happily listening in carefree abandon.
This day, thankfully, Moldovans have good reason to relax while the grotesque forces of war fight it out less than 200 miles to the north. But, these forces are moving ever south.
As examined in Part Four of this series, recently elected President Maia Sandu has shown her willingness to support western intentions of hegemony. NATO knows this and has already massed at least 8000 Polish and 2000 Turkish troops- that are under NATO command- on the Moldovan/ Romanian borders. Sandu has already attempted to promote fictitious Moldovan divisions and anti-Russian sentiments. (see: Part Five)
So far, multi-cultural Moldova just ain’t buying it.
Article 11 of the Moldovan constitution enshrines peace by virtue of mandated neutrality, stating:
Article 11: The Republic of Moldova – a Neutral State (1) The Republic of Moldova proclaims its permanent neutrality. (2) The Republic of Moldova does not admit the stationing of any foreign military troops on its territory.
The Moldovan parliament is far more powerful than its president as are the constitutional provisions of neutrality. But this does not keep NATO from rabidly salivating to use Moldova as a staging ground from its lair in Romania, a country with its own ulterior motives that historically sees potential war as a cultural and historical opportunity to join with NATO in a quest for expansion back to its former borders.
Moldovans are growing more concerned daily. Too close, this western evil lurks: north and south.
That evil arrived on May 22 in the form of Gregory Meeks, who chairs the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs. With the US constitution long ago discarded as a public policy priority and the American public along with it, Meeks came to Chisinau with the promise of the only gifts American hegemony has at its disposal: Weapons. Said Meeks, in English, not Russian:
My position is that we need to talk to the government of Moldova. We’ve got to make sure that we are in agreement upon [sic] what needs to take place….The US will stand with Moldova.”
This was no more than a veiled threat against Moldovan neutrality, peace and the Moldovan people. Moldova does not need Meeks, nor his weapons.
NATO, however, needs Moldova. Not Culturally or economically, but..for war!
So does US concubine Britain which echoed Meeks’ duplicitous lies just two days before his arrival. On May 20, UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss revealed that London was also in talks with its warmongering allies and attempting to have Moldova equipped to [a] NATO standard.” Any reader of Part Four knows well that Truss utterly lied as she provided the NATO big lie of this war: assuring the politically ignorant British that Moldova could become, as she stated, a victim of Vladimir Putin’s “ambitions to create a greater Russia.”
Rubbish!
In the past several weeks Moldovans have heard reports from Transnistria of attacks inside this autonomous Moldovan region just forty kilometres to the north-east of Chisinau. Although none of these attacks was in or against Moldovan territory or its cities, the western press, although utterly absent from this peaceful country, have lied to their readers by claiming that Moldova is now in a state of fear of “Russian” Transnistria- not NATO- and that Sandu should immediately bring in NATO as the only available defence, rather than to maintain peace by proclaiming loudly its constitutional neutrality. Claim of “Russsian Aggression” are bald-faced lies by Sandu, Meeks and Truss, when considering that factually there have been no examples of any terrorist incident, nor conflict, during the past thirty years and that Transnistria and Moldova have peacefully coexisted.
This was evidenced by the huge Russian Victory Day march on May 9 of over 30,000 Moldovans in Chisinau that provided definitive proof of this vital fact: Culturally, politically, and emotionally, the Russian influence here in Moldova does not just prefer peace; it demands it. (see: Part Five)
Contrast this massive cultural demand for peace with the pro-EU rally the following Saturday, May 13. There was a full-size stage rising some eight feet in the air from where a full orchestra played and famous singers sang across Central Park via the massive sound system. Every EU country had its own booth while hawking the wares offered by their nations as well as the implicit thrill of EU membership. Teams of young girls stood on the street corners as each girl madly waved a gold starred and blue EU flag while all chanted together some some kind of pro-EU slogan I did not fully understand.
But despite this theatrical effort to drum up EU support for Moldova joining as a new EU member, at no time did I see more than two hundred Moldovans in attendance. Most strolled by in disinterest. Some stopped for a quick look at one of the many booths or a moment or two in front of the stage. Unlike the staggering attendance and success of Victory Day and its demands for peace, this EU solicitation for the opposite was an indoctrinational failure
The two thwarted drone attacks recently reported in Transnistria were comically childish, amounting to using tinker toy-like flying machines to ineffectively carry improvised explosives towards Transnistrian positions on the Ukrainian border. The small explosions and single RPG strike in the Transnistrian capital of Tiraspol were isolated and without casualties. The two downed communications towers, although of some strategic importance, were only of consequence to Russian interests and Transnistria, not to Moldova as was the much-ballyhooed gun fire skirmish also on the Ukrainian border.
But, like Meeks and Truss, this Moldovan reality has not prevented President Maia Sandu from suckling on the teats of the IMF’s and NATO’s ever-burgeoning war chest.
It is impossible that Sandu does not know quite well that Transnistria poses no threat to Moldova or Chisinau, yet she dutifully, like the EU/ NATO leaders, sounds a false alarm with her Siren’s call to NATO. However, the people I meet in the park on this glorious day are not so easily conned.
With Sandu welcoming Meeks publicly on May 22 the Moldovan president seemed willing to take on a similar role as Ukrainian president Zelensky: Ignoring facts, negotiation, and the true will and interests of her public in favour, rather, of Moldova’s destruction at the hands of her NATO masters.
Barely three days after Meeks’ visit, Sandu proved that she was indeed Zelensky incarnate.
Western-backed Sandu won the election over incumbent and culturally Russian president Igor Dodon just eighteen months before due to only one reason: the mail-in votes from the younger generation of the Moldovan ex-pat community that overwhelmingly voted for her due to EU- not NATO- enthusiasm. Not surprisingly, despite defeat, Dodon remains a strong force as an opposition leader in the Moldovan parliament.
Taking a page directly out of NATO’s play book, previously delivered as a practical guide to Zelensky in Ukraine, on May 25, just three days after Meeks’ arrival, a Moldovan court-ordered Dodon placed under thirty-day house arrest and charged him with corruption, illicit enrichment, illegal party financing and interestingly, “Treason.”
As he left the courtroom, Dodon claimed the charges against him were politically motivated and at the behest of foreign powers. He claimed that the judge was carrying out a “political order” from Sandu, saying,
“It is a political issue aimed at neutralising the opposition. It is strange and despicable for those who … filled all the state institutions with foreign, Romanian, American and German advisers, who control all of the institutions, to accuse me of treason.”
Certainly Dodon’s words ring true, particularly considering that all these charges could have been filed against him at any time before Meeks’ visit to Chisinau.
Interestingly, when reaching out to my contacts in Tiraspol, Transnistria for reaction to Dodon’s arrest they informed me that Dodon was not that well-liked in Transnistria. Surprisingly, he did not have a track record of supporting this antonymous culturally Russian region to any great degree despite his international Russian affiliations. This surprised me.
Does this also surprise Sandu? Not bloody likely.
It must be remembered that in Ukraine president Zelensky performed the same scripted act when on April 12 he ordered the arrest of the main opposition leader Viktor Medvedchuk and charged him, also, with treason.
However, the suspicious definition of “treason” applied by both Zelensky and Sandu against Viktor Medvedchuk and Igor Dodon is in reality the surreptitious crime of suggesting national “peace.” Neither man supported Russian expansion into their countries beyond the antonymous and disputed culturally Russian regions of Luhansk, Donetsk, the Donbas or in the case of Moldova Transnistria. Further, both men, to the horror of NATO’s grand scheme, advocated a negotiated peace with Russia.
In Part Four it was suggested that Sandu would face a civil war in Moldova before she could effect a world war. As of her arrest of Dodon, that civil war has commenced. Thankfully, it is so far relegated to the Moldovan parliament. When quantitatively reviewing her parliament, the numbers show that she has already lost this war and why she arrested the main opposition leader in her Zelensky style coup attempt.
As referenced, Sandu cannot, under the Moldovan constitution allow foreign troops on Moldova soil. Not even parliament can do this except by first changing the provisions of article 11.
For parliament to change the constitution it must first have the support of two-thirds of the deputies of the parliament. There are 101 deputies which means at least 74 supporters are needed. Here lies Sandu’s problem and the pending parliamentary war.
Sandu’s party is the PAS (Party of Action and Solidarite) and currently holds just 63 seats. The remaining 28 seats are held by the Socialists which are all pro-Dodon, pro-Russian and pro-Moldovan. This means that the chances of Sandu changing Article 11, for the moment, are absolutely zero. Even if she was to force a constitutional vote it is doubtful that her PAS party members will not see through her ruse and favour sovereign neutrality instead.
With respect to Russian cultural influence by the 28 opposition seats, those nationalist “traitors” well understand that Sandu and NATO -not Russia- are the real threat and are highly unlikely to change Article 11.
But for the aficionado or student of NATO’s worldwide quest to propagate US imperial power and to use horror as its main implement of persuasion, we must all fear for Moldova. (see: Maidan Square, Ukraine: 2014)
The tepid western efforts to stir Sandu’s cocktail of media inspired anti-Russian fear into Moldovan nationalism have not had the desired Zelensky-esque results.
Yet.
Reuters, that western bastion of US/NATO propaganda reported that, after Dodon’s arrest the resultant public demonstration in front of the parliament building in Chisinau was in support of his arrest and also fervently anti-Russian. This was nothing more than utter balderdash. I was there!
Reuters used photos of the many Moldovan flags being waved to support their propaganda. Those flags were actually being waved in the face of Maia Sandu, the parliament, NATO, and were an absolute demand for peace to be maintained in Moldova. Not one person I spoke with, via a friendly and supportive translator, condoned Dodon’s arrest. Rather, they were furious because of being condemned as pro-Russian when they are actually pro-Moldovan!
Screamed one affected demonstrator into my face in disgust- and broken English- as he forced his Moldovan flag-stick into my hand while still waving it feverishly and understandably mistaking me a standard-bearer for western lies,
“Moldovan. We… Not… Ukraine!”
The value of human life has ceased to be of any concern to US hegemony or NATO decades ago. Barely ninety days ago, it ceased to be of any concern to NATO’s Nazi marionette Zelensky. Only time will tell, but if the actions of president Maia Sandu over the past few days following the visit by just one representative from The Great Satan- America- are any indication, her concerns for the lives of the Moldovans she claims to represent have already been cast – like Zelensky- to the winds.
The winds of war!
Barely a week ago I again stepped off a plane, grabbed a taxi and headed into this time capsule called Moldova. I have fulfilled my promise: To return and fight against this war. To rally the troops of proper conscience. To slap public ignorance across its face with the truth- again and again– until all rise up in world protest and outrage similar to my own.
And, to do my utmost to save Moldova. Before it’s too late.
It must be remembered, at this pivotal time for Moldova, that there are only two acknowledged combatants in this war: Ukraine and Russia. Certainly, there are peripheral countries like Germany, the USA, and Britain that provide support as well as Poland (see: Part Two) and Romania that are active participants and have ulterior motives. However, tiny Moldova with a very poorly trained army of 5000 that acts more as a police force has no reason whatsoever to participate in this war.
Well, perhaps one reason.
Her name is Maia Sandu and as to the definitive charge of treason, a factual indictment regarding her working deliberately against the peaceful interests of her sovereign nation and promoting, instead, the carnage of war, only one word- if not a bullet– need be applied:
Guilty!
-THE END-
 

Laurentien2

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THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS DRIVEN BY AN OBSESSIVE HATRED​

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It’s a hatred which, from their standpoint, is alleged to be, instead, revenge (much like Hitler had said that WW II would be revenge against Jews for allegedly having been behind Germany’s defeat in WW I, but America’s rationalization is instead revenge against any country that resists the demands by the U.S. Government — refuses to do what the U.S. Government demands). They are obsessed with winning “The Great Game” of imperialists, which is a zero-sum game: one’s own ‘side’ can win, only to the extent that the ‘enemy’ side loses. The U.S. Government, thus, is constantly at war, against its ‘enemies’, until global conquest will be achieved — a conquest by America’s aristocracy, their own billionaires, who control the U.S. Government, against any Government which stands opposed to what they demand.
One cancelled (but fortunately archived) youtube video had displayed very well this mentality, including its paranoid sense of revenge-seeking, and of entitlement against the whole world:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160913173801/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ3fTFHQ0KA&gl=US&hl=en
“Former Acting Director of CIA Mike Morell Sought to ‘Covertly’ Kill Russians in Syria”
9 August 2016, Charlie Rose Show, Morell Interview excerpt
I give them the things they need to go after the Assad government, but also to have Iranians and Russians pay a price, alright. When we were in Iraq, the Iranians were giving weapons to the Shiia militia who were killing American soldiers. They were making, the Iranians were making, us pay a price. We need to make the Iranians pay a price in Syria, we need to make the Russians pay a price.
Make them pay a price by killing Russians?
Yes.
And killing Iranians?
Yes. Covertly. Don’t tell the world about it, right. You don’t stand up at the Pentagon and say we did this. But you make sure they know it in Moscow and Tehran. Here’s what I want to do. I want to go after those things that Assad sees as his personal powerbase, right. I want to scare Assad. So I want to go after his Presidential guard. I want to bomb his offices in the middle of the night.
That happened about two years ago when his brother-in-law was …
I want to destroy his Presidential aircraft on the ground. I want to destroy his Presidential helicopters. I want to make him think we’re coming after him, right. I’m not advocating assassinating him. I’m advocating going after what Assad thinks is his powerbase and what he needs to survive. I want him to think about: this is not going to end well for me. I want to put pressure on him, I want to put pressure on the Iranians, I want to put pressure on the Russians, to come to that diplomatic settlement
.
The goal, in other words, is “that diplomatic settlement”: it is, actually, the other side’s surrender. It is conquest. It is conquest against anyone, and anything, that opposes “us”; and this doesn’t include ONLY Russia, nor ONLY China, nor ONLY Iran, but ANY Government that would NOT side with “us,” against “them.” It is conquest, actually, of the entire world. This is what America’s Government demands.
Like all hatreds, America’s Government refuses to view things, ever, in the way that its victims do — that is, in the way that all of America’s ‘enemies’ do (and must — in order to be America’s ‘enemies’, even if they’re posing no actual danger to the American public). America’s Government is similar to Hitler’s, in this way, which is the racist-fascist way, the global-supremacist way: the nazi way. It is pure “us against them,” and of a certain kind, which does not publicly assert that it aims to exterminate the opposition, but which does publicly proclaim foreign Governments to be ‘enemies’ even if the hate-driven side has not yet publicly declared war against those ‘enemies’ — such as Hitler hadn’t until WW II started, and such as the U.S. Government hasn’t yet declared its war, ever since 25 July 1945, against Russia (nor against Russia’s ally China, nor against ANY of the countries that AREN’T ‘allies’, actually vassal-nations, of the U.S. Government).
A good example of this was the U.S. Government, and its NATO military alliance against Russia, having ignored the Russian Government’s demands which Russia presented to the U.S. and to NATO, in the middle of December 2021, demands that NATO not expand, and that the NATO members which had been added after Russia had quit the Cold War in 1991 would be, in effect, cancelled, in accord with what had BEEN the U.S.-and-‘allied’ PROMISES to Russia prior to Russia’s having quit the Cold War in 1991 — finally, now, for the U.S. and its ‘allies’ to HONOR those U.S.-and-allied promises, which the U.S. Government had made, back in 1990.
On 7 January 2022, both America and its NATO said no to Russia’s December 2021 demands. Then, on February 24th, Russia invaded Ukraine — the country that was the most threatening to join NATO. The result of this invasion by Russia was that both Finland and Sweden, in acts of astounding stupidity and ignorance (virtually inviting themselves to be targeted by Russia’s nuclear missiles), asked to join NATO and were (of course) given immediate permission to join, by all of the existing NATO member-nations except Turkey. So: when Russia demanded that NATO cease its surrounding Russia by enemies, NATO responded by seeking to accelerate its stranglehold against Russia; and Finns and Swedes were the obliviously willing agents for that to happen. The U.S. Government has thus gained new overt ‘allies’ (new vassal-nations). This can lead only to WW III, or else to a restoration of the American Government that had been in existence prior to 25 July 1945 — a Constitutional Government, at peace with (and even perhaps again allied with) Russia, supporting equal international rights and obligations for all nations’ Governments, no international supremacy.
The obsession of the U.S. Government is primarily against Russia. This shows itself not only regarding Ukraine, but in all instances of nations that aren’t hostile toward Russia, such as Syria, and Iran:
On 13 May 2020, Newsweek bannered “U.S. Syria Representative Says His Job Is to Make the War a ‘Quagmire’ for Russia”, and reported that:
Special Representative James Jeffrey said Tuesday during a Hudson Institute video call that President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” approach towards Syria was paying dividends, and rejected concerns that the American deployment there could turn into a drawn out and costly project akin to Afghanistan or Vietnam.
“We are pursuing what we think is a smart policy,” Jeffrey said. …
The U.S. has opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since the civil war erupted in 2011 after the dictator used force to try and stamp out pro-reform protests. …
Assad — who now controls the majority of the country — is backed by Russia and Iran, both of which the U.S. is trying to undermine. Jeffrey said Tuesday that the U.S. strategy will both weaken America’s enemies while avoiding costly mission creep.
“This isn’t Afghanistan, this isn’t Vietnam,” he explained. “This isn’t a quagmire. My job is to make it a quagmire for the Russians.” …
Jeffrey also said it was imperative to “keep the pressure on” the Assad regime, explaining, “I’ve never seen a regime that poses more threats to its region and to the American idea of how the world should be organized.”

America’s proxy-forces in that war to bring down Assad have mainly been a hundred thousand or so jihadists imported from around the world, under the leadership of Al Qaeda in Syria. America has trained and armed the jihadists, who are led by Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda is no threat to America’s Government, but it is very much a threat not only to the American people but to Syria’s Government — and is overwhelmingly loathed by the Syrian people and considered by them to be U.S.-Government proxy-forces invading and occupying their land. Al Qaeda is, in fact, a U.S.-Government ally. It provides very cheap proxy-forces for the U.S. Government, in Syria, and in some other countries where the U.S. Government seeks to overthrow the existing Government — an existing Government that resists their land’s being taken over by agents of the U.S. Government.
There similarly was “pressure” against Ukraine’s democratically elected in 2010 President Viktor Yanukovych who was committed to maintaining Ukraine’s neutrality between the American Government and Ukraine’s neighbor, Russia.
The reason why U.S. President Obama overthrew Yanukovych in February 2014 is that Ukraine on Russia’s border has the nearest location to Moscow and thus the best location from which to blitz-attack Russia’s central command there fast enough (within less than 7 minutes missile-flying time) to become able possibly to eliminate Russia’s retaliatory weapons before they can be launched. Obama intended even when he entered office in 2009, to replace Syria’s Government (allied with Russia), but his decision to replace Ukraine’s Government (and install there an anti-Russian one) didn’t come right away. On 12 April 2010 Ukraine’s newly elected President Yanukovych met the U.S. President at the White House, to which Obama had invited him. Yanukovych refused Obama’s suggestions that Ukraine join America’s alliance against Ukraine’s next-door neighbor Russia. Then, on 2 July 2010, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Yanukovych held a joint press conference in Kiev, where she said that she had discussed with Yanukovych joint military exercises with U.S. forces against his neighbor, Russia. Yanukovych again declined the demands, and the official whom Obama had appointed in order to plan the coup, Victoria Nuland, already started the U.S. State Department operation by no later than 23 June 2011. This was to be a classic U.S. coup, but overseen by the State Department under Nuland’s friend Hillary Clinton (Secretary of State), and with Vice President Joe Biden always on call to give any needed (as Nuland famously put it) “atta-boy.” The founder-and-head of the ‘private CIA’ firm Stratfor even called it “the most blatant coup in history.” As was obvious from the many cellphone and other videos that were taken of it, racist-fascist — or “nazi” — anti-Russian paramilitaries carried it out, and they had been organized, trained, and armed by the U.S. Government in order to prevent the public’s knowing who was actually behind the operation; but, by the time of 26 February 2014, high officials of the EU discovered that it had been done by “somebody from the new coalition” — in other words, from Ukraine’s newly installed government — NOT by the Yanukovych Administration (such as the U.S. and its media had falsely reported). It was actually done by the Administration in Washington, as one brilliant video-journalist first made public by a compilation-video he posted to youtube as early as 12 March 2014. (So, ever since that date, all honest journalists have been referring to that governmental overthrow as having been another U.S. “coup” instead of as having been a ‘revolution’ or any ‘democratic’ operation — which is what America’s press still alleges it to have been. In fact, the overthrow was by a foreign power, America, and thoroughly illegal. But this is acceptable to America’s “rules-based international order,” which certainly isn’t the U.N.’s international laws.)
America’s Government is virtually united in support of its Ukraine, against Russia. The U.S. doesn’t want to protect Ukraine; it wants to defeat Russia. And this was made clear by six members of the U.S. Congress on March 23rd at the World Economic Forum in Davos, when they were interviewed there by a 100% pro-U.S.-Government, 100% anti-Russia, journalist from Britain’s Economist. The delegation there consisted of Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) and (so as to include a black face in the crowd) Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY).
The only youtube video that the WEF posted from that lengthy presentation was this 43-second clip from Senator Manchin, who is, within the entire U.S. Senate, the crossover Senator, between Democrats and Republicans, right in the middle, the consensus (or bipartisan) Senator, if anyone is:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdp-lzHZ2yg
“Joe Manchin | Committed To Ukraine Winning This War”
World Economic Forum Video. 43 seconds.
Speak about Ukraine first, what Putin’s war on Ukraine and Ukraine’s determination, resolve, the sacrifices they’ve made for the cause of freedom, has united the whole world, but it has united us as Senate and Congress, I think, like nothing I’ve seen in my lifetime. I think we’re totally committed to supporting Ukraine in every way possible, as long as we have the rest of NATO and the free world helping. I think we’re all in this together, and I am totally committed, as one person, to seeing Ukraine to the end, with a win, not basically resolving in some type of a treaty. I don’t think that is where we are and where we should be.
And he was 100% backed up there by the five others there:
www.c-span.org/video/?520501-1/us-lawmakers-participate-world-economic-forum.
“U.S. Lawmakers Participate in World Economic Forum”
For example, Senator Leahy, who is the senior, and perhaps the most liberal or consistently Democratic Party, U.S. Senator, said that the proudest moment in his entire career in the U.S. Senate was when he had the privilege to place onto the President’s desk recently to sign the almost unanimously passed law to add $40.1 billion more in aid to Ukraine and cuts in U.S. domestic programs so as to defeat Russia in Ukraine. That entire delegation were euphoric about sending even more weapons and ‘humanitarian’ aid in order to enable Ukraine to continue fighting and not surrender nor even seriously negotiate about Russia’s demands, which the U.S. had already contemptuously rejected back on January 7th.
It was hatred, by all six of them, and by the WEF itself.
No transcript was supplied by WEF. The c-span video (like all of their videos) is designed to be almost impossible to get any usable transcript from; and even their extremely user-hostile transcript feature excludes most of the most intensely hate-filled portion, but the entirety of the first 20 minutes of that video is well worth watching, for any person who wants to understand how much the U.S. Government craves to conquer Russia — how much hatred they have against Russia.
Here are some of the recent statements by NATO denying that it is an aggressive instead of purely defensive alliance (which they claim to be):
“NATO is not a threat to Russia.” “NATO has tried to build a partnership with Russia, developing dialogue and practical cooperation in areas of common interest. Practical cooperation has been suspended since 2014 in response to Russia’s illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea, Ukraine, which NATO will never recognise.”
NATO is the trip-wire to WW III, which will bring into WW III each and every member-nation, as being a battleground (nuclearly targeted); and America’s Government doesn’t merely control it; they love it; it is they, and they are it. Their hatred is what defines them. It is what they are. It is an alliance for global destruction — or else for an all-encompassing U.S. global dictatorship, in the name of ‘freedom’. It is nazi. Here is what American-style nazism is like for all countries — ‘allies’ or not. That’s what America’s Government demands, for the entire world.
 

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A poster on the Moon of Alabama wrote this today. I’m not sure how strong his link to Lyudmila Denisova is, but his question about the Russian prisoners deserves some investigation. His post with link below:

"Lyudmila Denisova

There could be another reason that she was fired. One of her jobs was to organise prisoner exchanges. The Ukie side has refused some of the latest exchanges (Maybe all - I don't know).

So. All the Ukrainian prisoners are known and counted, their conditions noted. Including the Azov lot. Systematically by western agencies whose job it is (Red Cross among them)

Question: Why are there no comparable statistics for Russians held by the Ukrainians? Even by official agencies whose job it is to know? Having heard about the murder and torture of Russian soldiers, What are their conditions of detention? Also there have been numerous statements by Ukie extremists that they should kill them all. How many are left, and the final question is Are there ANY Russian soldiers now kept prisoner?

Or is this firing a cover up for massive war crimes?"

Posted by: Stonebird | Jun 1 2022 6:35 utc | 162
 

sToRmR1dR

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'It seems like a good agreement for attacking Russia.'

Ukraine gave ‘assurances’ about US-supplied weapons – Blinken

1 Jun, 2022
The US trusts Ukraine’s word about using HIMARS against Russia

Kiev has given Washington assurances that US-supplied rocket launchers won’t be used to attack targets inside Russian territory, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday. He was the latest US official to raise the issue, as Moscow voiced concerns over the escalation of hostilities in Ukraine.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Blinken was asked about the HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, the latest high-tech weapon the US has committed to sending Ukraine.

“The Ukrainians have given us assurances that they will not use these systems against targets on Russian territory,” Blinken said, adding, “There is a strong trust bond between Ukraine and the US, as well as with our allies and partners.”

He also dismissed Moscow’s warnings and concerns that Washington’s weapons deliveries to Kiev risked further escalating the conflict.

“The best way to avoid escalation is for Russia to stop the aggression and the war it started,” Blinken said, arguing that it could be “over tomorrow” if Moscow so chose, but is likely to go on for “many months” instead.

US President Joe Biden officially announced the dispatch of HIMARS systems to Ukraine, along with other military equipment valued at $700 million, on Wednesday afternoon. According to Deputy Defense Secretary Colin Kahl, the launchers were “pre-positioned” in Europe pending the announcement, and the first batch of four will be handed over this week – though it may take three weeks to train Ukrainian troops in their use.

HIMARS fires barrage rockets with an effective range of around 30 kilometers, but can also deploy tactical ballistic missiles with a range of up to 300 kilometers. Russia has raised concerns with the US over the latter possibility.

Biden himself, his UN envoy Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and now Blinken have all insisted that Kiev will not be provided with the long-range missiles. Blinken is the first to mention the Ukrainian promises, however.

Russia can’t trust Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his government to keep their word on this matter, given their previous record, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier on Wednesday.

Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. The German- and French-brokered Minsk Protocol was designed to give the breakaway regions special status within the Ukrainian state.

The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked and has denied claims it was planning to retake the two republics by force.
(Translated by Google)

American MLRS HIMARS for Ukraine have already arrived in Europe

2022-06-02
The United States sent the M-142 HIMARS MLRS to Ukraine in advance.

The Pentagon sent its M-142 HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems to Ukraine in advance. The latter, as it turned out, are already on the territory of Europe, however, they will enter the arsenal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine only in three weeks, due to the need to train the Ukrainian military in the use of such systems.

As it turned out, the issue under consideration by the United States of providing or not providing Ukraine with NATO heavy multiple launch rocket systems turned out to be purely a formality, since at the time the decision was announced, these systems had already arrived on the territory of Poland through the Baltic Sea. However, until the end of July, the Ukrainian military will not be able to receive these weapons, since the training of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the use of heavy MLRS will continue for three weeks.

In total, according to foreign sources, one HIMARS MLRS battery (4 combat vehicles) was transferred to Ukraine, which is unlikely to represent any tactical or strategic advantage for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. However, it is known that Germany and the UK also want to transfer multiple launch rocket systems similar to the M-142 HIMARS to Ukraine, which will expand the number of weapons of this type available to the Armed Forces of Ukraine to three batteries (12 combat vehicles), and this will already represent a fairly serious threat.

It is noteworthy that the German military intends to provide Ukraine with AT-2 ammunition capable of laying anti-tank mines at long distances.

Ukrainian forces plan provocation with firing US-made long-range rockets at Russia

1 JUN, 2022
"According to verified information, obtained from intercepted radio communications, the Kiev regime plans another inhuman provocation in the city of Shostka, Sumy Region," Russian National Defense Control Center head Mikhail Mizintsev said

MOSCOW, June 1. /TASS/. Ukrainian militants plan to fire long-range rockets, expected to be shipped by the US shortly, at Russian territory to provoke return fire, Russian National Defense Control Center head Mikhail Mizintsev said Wednesday.

"According to verified information, obtained from intercepted radio communications, the Kiev regime plans another inhuman provocation in the city of Shostka, Sumy Region," he said.

"In the near future, a shipment of US-made long-range rocket systems is expected at Shostka, which Ukrainian forces plan, under orders from the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), to fire at the territory of the Russian Federation directly from the city’s residential areas. By doing so, Ukrainian neo-Nazis plan to provoke return fire from Russian Armed Forces in order to accuse them of indiscriminate fire at civilian infrastructure and elimination of civilian population," Mizintsev said.

He underscored that Kiev authorities plan to involve Ukrainian and foreign reporters to prepare fake photo and video materials about alleged murder of civilians by Russian forces, which will then be widely disseminated by the Western media.
 

iamthatis

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Translated from Russian RT, Retired Colonel-General Georgy Shpak gives his opinions about the SMO, including the possibilities of Polish armed forces entering Ukraine.

Q - Georgy Ivanovich, at a meeting at the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko said that the country's Armed Forces would create the Southern Operational Direction. The Belarusian president said, quote: "This is a wartime condition. But for the time being, without war. In your opinion, could this "for now" escalate into the participation of a country allied to Russia in our special military operation in Ukraine?

- I'm sure that won't happen. The creation of a grouping of troops on the Ukrainian border is a kind of protective measure of the Belarusians. The army of the Kiev regime, controlled by Western military advisers, is capable of launching provocations against the Republic of Belarus. Lukashenko prudently puts up a barrier. Diversionary and reconnaissance groups of Ukrainians, as it was reported earlier, are already "running" in the border area. If reconnaissance is being conducted, we cannot rule out the start of some military action. The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) are not capable of serious offensive operations in the north, they clearly do not have enough forces there, but they can get on our nerves. By the way, we benefit from strengthening of the military grouping in Belarus: Kiev will be afraid to withdraw its units from the north and transfer them to the east, to Donbass.

Q - At the same time, exercises were also launched in western Belarus. Alexander Rogachuk, the mayor of the border town of Brest, said that it was connected with the next stage of verification of the reaction forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus. But the dynamics of the troops was impressive: fighters of the special operations forces (SDF) worked out a training battle in urban conditions, and then forced the river Mukhavets near the checkpoint in Brest. The Polish army is being prepared to meet?

- Poles under the national flag will not go to Belarus or Ukraine. Mercenaries, volunteers - no matter how you call them, but not soldiers of the Polish army - may go to Donbas, Lviv region or Ternopil region. Poland is a member of NATO, and one shot from NATO to Russia is the beginning of World War III. Everyone understands this, and I think Warsaw has received a very clear command from Washington: do not take the initiative. America does not want to die because of Ukraine or because of Poland. In a global nuclear war, which is what the third world war will inevitably become, there will be no winners.

This has me wondering what the response will be if US-made HIMARS in Ukraine start firing on Russian territory. Will Russia also see this as a NATO escalation, and take 'military-technical measures' against 'decision-making centres' in the West?

As for the exercises in Belarus, they are a standard military response to NATO maneuvers on the other side of the border. The Western military block is now conducting a whole series of them, one after the other. Alexander Lukashenko demonstrates that he, too, keeps his powder dry.

Q - Recently at the collegium of the Defense Ministry of Russia Army General Sergey Shoigu announced about strengthening of groupings of troops in the west. According to him, 12 newly formed military units and subunits will be included in the combat strength of the troops of the Western Military District by the end of 2022. What is the motivation for this?

- An appropriate reaction of the Russian political and military leadership to the expected entry of Finland and Sweden into the North Atlantic Alliance and also to the activation of NATO maneuvers in Europe. If they come, their military power will increase in the west and in us. And what are we left to do?

Q - Given the hostilities in Ukraine, will Russia's army have enough strength and resources to cover all directions?

- Yes, it will. The country and the army are run by smart people. There are reserves; they have been created with the most adverse geopolitical situation in mind. If an "extreme case" occurs, Russia is capable of waging a full-scale war with a serious adversary within a few years. That's why I read with undisguised pleasure all those regular statements, repeated by Ukrainian propaganda, that the Russians are running out of Kalibers, no more tanks, not enough soldiers.

Look, we are not fighting a war. There is a special military operation going on, not all of our armed forces are involved, but only some of them. Mobilization has not been announced. Only contract servicemen and volunteers are on the front line. There are enough missiles and shells and there will be enough until the end of combat operations, no matter how long they last.

Q - And how long do you think they can go on in Ukraine?

- Only they themselves know about the plans of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and the Minister of Defense. I am retired, sitting not in a dugout at the front, but at home, so I can only express my personal opinion. I study the map of Ukraine, analyze information. I think we should not dream of a quick victory. It will take time to defeat a well-prepared and armed enemy, such as the AFU is today. Unless, of course, some cardinal political decisions are made.

Q - In the meantime, TV experts and sofa analysts are full of optimism: after the complete liberation of Mariupol, after the approach of allied Russian, DNR and LNR troops to Severodonetsk and Lisichansk, they tell us that there has been a change in the consciousness of Ukrainian soldiers, now they will surrender in droves and give up their lines. Do you agree?

- It has long been said: the farther from the front, the more heroes. We shouldn't expect quick military successes in Ukraine. During the first stage of the special operation we learned a lesson: you cannot storm this country, which is perfectly prepared for war by the West and is saturated with the poison of fascist ideology. America and Europe continue to supply Ukraine with arms and ammunition and will continue to do so. The West benefits from a long war, they still hope to wear Russia down and weaken it.

Besides, we should not forget that people like us are fighting against us: Slavs, Ukrainians and Russians. They have only had their brains turned upside down in the last eight years, but they are as brave and steadfast as our soldiers. They have competent commanders. All the more credit to the Russian army and the Donbass militia for defeating such a strong enemy.

Q - Are we now completely done with underestimating the enemy?

- Yes. The right conclusions have been made. Calmly, methodically, trying not to lose our soldiers and to spare civilians, our army is moving forward. The tactics are correct. But it does not provide for quick victories. The main problem is the cities. It is already clear that when conducting defensive actions in them, the enemy uses the tactics of the German fascists, which they used in the last century. AFU soldiers occupy the upper floors of high-rise buildings, while they keep civilians underneath and cover them. Large industrial plants are also turned into real fortresses. But we also switched to the method of urban combat of World War II times: we act by mobile assault groups with pinpoint support of tanks and artillery. Our guys have to destroy the enemy with precision, and there will be a lot of cities on the way of our troops, so this work will last a long time.

Q - Again, your personal opinion: where should our troops stop? At the borders of the people's republics of Donbass plus the Kherson and part of the Zaporozhye region? Along the Dnieper River? At the borders of Poland?

- If even one square meter of land remains under the authority of the current Kiev regime, it will be immediately stuffed with weapons, and they will start shooting at Russia, at the Russians from there. This fascist scum is like a cancerous tumor: it is capable of spreading further and further. It must be destroyed to the end.

- And what if there is a new outburst of Banderaism in the western regions?

- The Soviet Union put an end to it; Russia will also put an end to it. We have nowhere to go. We are at war with fascism, and not only Ukrainian fascism, not for life but to death. Either we are theirs or they are ours. The truth is on our side. We will win, but we must gather courage and patience.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
 

bjorn

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The Russians have adjusted correctly in their war tactics and the death toll is now practically zero.

I also don't see why the Russians should be in a hurry to conquer many territories. Let the enemy troops come to them. Eventually, they will have no manpower or vehicles left and then the war is won.

Russia has practically ceased to suffer losses during the special military operation in Ukraine, this is the result of a change in the approach to the conduct of hostilities, - Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defense, Colonel General Andrey Kartapolov.

"We have practically stopped losing people. The extreme figures, which were published by the Ministry of Defense in March, are 1351 dead. Since then, the data have not been announced by the Ministry of Defense and I will explain why. At present, of course, there are wounded, but there are no such [big] number of dead. And this is the result of a change in approach to the tactics of warfare," Kartapolov said.
 

satsothist

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Childish Finish propaganda. BTW, there is no tractor that can tow a tank (50+ tons) in the world. All images with ukrainian tractor towing tanks are fake.
We did tow self-propelled howitzer when we made that video. It is much lighter than actual MTB. Most of the "tractors & tanks" videos from Ukraine are also mostly similar medium-weight tracked vehicles.

But it is possible to tow even heaviest MTB. You just need several tractors.

Please see that article: Ukrainian tractors vs. Russian tanks: The hundred-year history behind the meme

A military book published in 1980 in Romania shows civilians different ways of dragging a tank during a potential invasion.
 

iamthatis

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Another take on the Polish actions towards Ukraine from Andrew Korybko. His analysis suggests that Poland is not seeking to invade or merge with Ukraine, but rather to get in on the 'rebuilding' action. This 'rebuilding' is a new doublespeak term. In reality it refers to the partitioning of Ukrainian sovereignty and the piecemeal sale of land and resources - the inheritance of the Ukrainian people, and the basis of their lives and livelihoods - to foreign actors. Zelensky has been busy literally selling Ukraine in Davos:

For our part, we offer every company that leaves the Russian market to continue operating in Ukraine. You will get access not only to our market of 40 million consumers, but also to the common market of Europe. And at the same time – your brands, positions will only be enhanced due to the fact that you really support the protection of freedom.

Our representatives here in Davos can inform each and every one of you about the details of the prospects that Ukraine opens for businesses.

Ladies and Gentlemen!

We offer the world to set a precedent for rebuilding the country after the war, which will show everyone who dreams of destroying the life of a neighbor that the war doesn’t bring the expected result.

I invite you to take part in this reconstruction. The amount of work is enormous. We have more than half a trillion dollars in losses. Tens of thousands of objects were destroyed. We need to rebuild entire cities, entire industries.

And we offer a special – historically significant – model of reconstruction. When each of the partner countries or partner cities or partner companies will have the opportunity – historical one – to take patronage over a particular region of Ukraine, city, community or industry.

Britain, Denmark, the European Union and other leading international actors have already chosen a specific direction for patronage in reconstruction.

Maybe Poland wasn't invited to the auction?
 
The Russians have adjusted correctly in their war tactics and the death toll is now practically zero.

I also don't see why the Russians should be in a hurry to conquer many territories. Let the enemy troops come to them. Eventually, they will have no manpower or vehicles left and then the war is won.

I do not think that everything will be solved militarily it is simply not possible without turning all cities of Ukraine into ruins. This interview with Svetlana Dragan says more or less the same thing.


9:30 ... Until the beginning of July it is a tension, it is still in a somewhat suspended state and a very difficult situation for our president around July 7 is a time of extremely difficult choices and America at this time will need to reset its financial history resetting the dollar is not only a financial reprogramming, but also to reset the war, it will need its theme, its agenda escalate it, and behind the scenes there will be secret negotiations of a financial nature, it is about changing elites (whose elites are not mentioned) to try to find a consensus. But one thing is how the facade will look like, that we are in tension, the stakes are maximal, there will be something serious, but in reality the story is that some military moments will be suspended, to many it will seem that we have stopped but it will not be so it will be necessary because neither side is ready for certain actions because the costs of all military events of the west are extremely high...

12:15 ... at the beginning of August, despite the fact that the situation will simply vibrate at the peak of tension, some kind of stagnation in military actions may take shape, of course in some places something will continue, but it may cause many doubts, but it should be understood that this is part of the overall scenario of current events. The general impression is that the U.S. and NATO are no longer strong, they have their own problems but this will not be publicized and will be presented as an attempt to increase pressure on Russia to force Russia to take certain actions and to agree on key economic and financial issues. It will not be announced as a global financial reset, it will be just one-off deals with the banking structures and it will look like Russia is a loser at this point and needs to think about a deal with the west, but it will be presented that way.

27:25 ... Ukraine as the former format of Ukraine ceases to exist and unfortunately this territory has been exhausted since November, in July it will already be clear that actions are being taken against it, but not by Russia, it is just a completely different form of claiming world by destroying this territory to create and information agenda and other opportunities to force Russia to make some agreements that the west needs and they are beyond the military format

Ukrainian propaganda is effective in contrast to the information strategy of the Russian Ministry of Defense, which in my opinion has chosen an extremely questionable strategy of presenting extremely stingy dry facts, which naturally in our information age does not meet the public demand for "bread and circuses" so this function has been taken over by various telegram channels and YouTube bloggers who in my opinion do more harm than good for the simple reason that their excessive patriotism combined with a lack of information about the real plans of the leadership leads to I mean their theses were changing in the following vein "let's take Ukraine before May 9 -> let's take Novorossiya and left bank before May 9 -> let's take Donbass before May 9 -> let's close the pot on Donbass before May 9 -> let's take Mariupol before May 9" or how many times I heard from different bloggers war correspondents and even from Kadyrov himself "we will finish mopping up Mariupol in 3-7 days" and these "3-7 days" several weeks in a row for 3 months While the Russians themselves feed the Ukrainian propaganda with such unfortunate "hooray patriotic" predictions it will take a lot of suffering to break it in order to show the role of puppeteers but all this imho clearly cannot be done militarily, it is necessary that the population itself realizes everything and according to Dragan, it seems to me that the Russian leadership thinks about the same (or maybe not, I don't know).
 

Seppo Ilmarinen

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We did tow self-propelled howitzer when we made that video. It is much lighter than actual MTB. Most of the "tractors & tanks" videos from Ukraine are also mostly similar medium-weight tracked vehicles.

But it is possible to tow even heaviest MTB. You just need several tractors.

Please see that article: Ukrainian tractors vs. Russian tanks: The hundred-year history behind the meme

A military book published in 1980 in Romania shows civilians different ways of dragging a tank during a potential invasion.
Whether or not tractors can tow a tank is not really the point. Ukraine can just paint a Z in it's own tank and pretend it's Russian, or take real captured Russian tank, whatever. The point is that the obvious purpose of 'tractor memes' etc is to serve as propaganda and boost the morale of those gullible enough to fall for these type of information warfare stunts (i.e the Western audience).
 
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